Traders sold shares of NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE:NEE) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $51.21 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $101.09 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $49.88 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, NextEra Energy had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. NextEra Energy traded up $0.02 for the day and closed at $130.89

A number of research firms have weighed in on NEE. Zacks Investment Research upgraded NextEra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday. KeyCorp restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $134.00 price target (up from $126.00) on shares of NextEra Energy in a research note on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley began coverage on NextEra Energy in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $146.00 price target for the company. Argus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $134.00 price target (up from $128.00) on shares of NextEra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “conviction-buy” rating on shares of NextEra Energy in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$126.61.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $123.41 and its 200 day moving average is $115.86. The company has a market capitalization of $60.40 billion and a PE ratio of 21.90.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $1.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.39 by $0.16. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.41 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that NextEra Energy Inc. will post $6.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 31st were issued a $0.87 dividend. This represents a $3.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.66%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 26th.

In other news, Treasurer Paul I. Cutler sold 4,796 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$130.00, for a total value of C$623,480.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the treasurer now directly owns 69,977 shares of the company’s stock, valued at C$9,097,010. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Eric E. Silagy sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$123.77, for a total value of C$618,850.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 26,641 shares of the company’s stock, valued at C$3,297,356.57. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in NEE. Huntington National Bank raised its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 314,014 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,623,000 after buying an additional 12,185 shares during the period. Parsec Financial Management Inc. raised its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 16.4% in the fourth quarter. Parsec Financial Management Inc. now owns 9,865 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,025,000 after buying an additional 1,388 shares during the period. CIBC Asset Management Inc raised its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 45,688 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,747,000 after buying an additional 1,160 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank raised its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 1,004,124 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,318,000 after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the period. Finally, Sei Investments Co. raised its position in shares of NextEra Energy by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 139,902 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,534,000 after buying an additional 8,737 shares during the period.

NextEra Energy, Inc (NEE) is a holding company. The Company operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and NextEra Energy Resources, LLC (NEER). It is an electric power company in North America with electric generating facilities located in 27 states in the United States and four provinces in Canada.

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